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When ‘Aunt Nan’ dominated golf

I find it rather fascinating how anniversaries — particularly milestone celebrations — can resurrect memories of people and things we would never otherwise think about in our busy day-to-day lives. It often happens to me and, once again, it’s happening this year with the Abercrombie Country Club hosting its centennial birthday party just weeks from...

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The top dynasty: ’70s rugby club

Statistics don’t lie. One plus one is always two. Those are mathematical facts I learned when I was in elementary school in New Glasgow way back in the post-war days. I’ve been fascinated with numbers ever since. In a much more recent explanation, I read an online definition that statistics “can be used to determine...

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Albion boxing coaches add judging

TRENTON — It has been a transforming time for the Albion Amateur Boxing Club. Two of the club’s coaches — Walter Linthorne and Erin Simpson — have become Boxing Nova Scotia’s newest officials by judging bouts recently, and their next step would be to start refereeing bouts. “I like it — it’s different,” said Linthorne,...

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Club remains popular option

NEW GLASGOW — More than 400 members are once again registered for the Pictou County Gymnastics Club as its full program resumes. Many gymnasts took advantage of summer events, but the 2017-18 season has begun in earnest at the club’s locations on South Frederick Street. Recreational director Ally Forbes explained competitive gymnasts kept attending while...

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Ancient Mariners make waves

PICTOU — The Ancient Mariners Masters Swim Club is asking previous and potential members to give the club a try on Thursday, Oct. 12. Peggy MacLean, a member for approximately 15 years, said the group wants to promote the club, which operates out of the Fisheries Training Pool in Pictou, and “let people know we’re...

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The Great Annual Lion and Skunk Bridge Competition this weekend

The annual rivalry between New Glasgow and Truro bridge clubs is happening Satrday, Oct. 29, in Truro at the Lions Club. Every year the clubs challenge one another to an extra-ordinary nail-biting bridge competition which sees the winner take away the coveted LION, leaving the losers with the stinky little skunk. New Glasgow is revved...

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Bluenose Curling Club to host open house

NEW GLASGOW – Bluenose Curling Club is hosting an open house week from Oct. 11 to 13 to encourage membership. On-ice instruction will be available for anyone looking to give curling a try. The club’s registration desk will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., as well as Thursday afternoon from...

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